Rock climbing is a diverse sport. Most climbers are entering the sport through a gym, and then make the move to outside. Whether you're psyched to tackle a big wall of granite or simple amped to mash crimpers on a steep bouldering problem, you'll accelerate your learning curve by studying this How to Climb guide.
This special issue of Rock and Ice will help you hone your physique with chapters on training and technique, and provides detailed descriptions on knots, gear, belaying, leading and rappelling. If you're just starting out, it will prepare you to crush plastic in the gym.
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